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The sound of (near) silence — Tim’s Lawn Care goes electric

WESTPORT — Ah, the sweet sounds of summer — birds chirping, children at play and the Friday evening din of the lawn care company’s stand-on mowers and 80-decibel backpack blowers …
Editorial: Sight unseen, his pen was most powerful

This has always been a special space in the local newspaper. Whether thoughtfully crafted after hours of research or thrown together on hectic deadline, the editorial is a revered tradition that …

Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors

Letter: Don’t let oyster farm diminish beautiful Seapowet Creek

Letter: Proposed Tiverton oyster farm presents serious hazard to navigation

Letter: Protestors target Tiverton farming with misinformation

Legal Notices
Little Compton Legal Notices – April 16, 2020

These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on April 16, 2020.

Bernd Krafft Koken On June 26, 2021, Bernd Krafft Koken passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord. He is survived by his ever loving wife, Lauren, daughter Kristine, sons, Peter, Robert and Bruce, eight grandchildren …
Roy F. Bonner, 94, Little Compton Roy F. Bonner, 94, of Little Compton, passed away at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River on Sunday, June 27, after a short illness. Roy was the beloved husband of Janet Bonner for nearly 67 …
Oscar M. Sylvia Jr., 85, Westport Oscar M. Sylvia Jr., 85, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center.  He was the husband of Edyth B. Barton Sylvia. Born in Fall River, son of …

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